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answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of
against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. >>> a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counselling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her next court appearance in october. >>> do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than 6 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. neal karlinsky reports. >> reporter: there's the ecocomy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> app
questions about what rupert murdoch's son knew about phone hacking by reporterst the now closed newspaper "news of the world." on tuesday james murdoch told british lawmakers he was unaware of the full extent of the illegal behavior but one of his former advisers and a former editor says that's not true and that e-mail evidence shows murdoch likely knew about it all years ago. >> officials are forcibly medicating jared loughner, the suspect in january's shooting rampage. his attorneys claim that violates a court order not to do so. the involuntary treatment began monday after it was decided that loughner was an immediate danger to himself. >>> as much of the nation tries to cool down, one pennsylvania county is actually turning the ac off. officials in bucks county near philadelphia held meetings outdoors as they tried out what's being called a power curtailment program. the plan is to save $250,000 by turning off the ac on certain days. needless to say those employees are not too happy, not to mention extremely hot. >> i cannot even imagine. the reasononhy taking a look at the weather f
family were targeted as well. rupert murdoch shut down the tabloid amid the hacking scandal. nine reporters could face jail time. >>> packers say that they stole thousands of unscripted military passwords from parliament contractor booz allen hamilton. passwords could be used to break into military e-mail accounts. the mclean virginia-based company says it does not comment on such matters. the pentagon is looking into it. >>> there is important information about the effects of secondhand smoke on children. a new study found that children exposed to secondhand smoke and home have a 50% greater chance of having learning disabilities adhd, and other behavior will disorders. children without that had a 78% chlesser extentchanceef of smoking later in life. >> the brother of afghan president hamid karzai has been killed. more on that later. >> and dangerous situations potentially with this heat wave. >> steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center. it could be a record-breaking day for heat for the district and >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >
involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judgdg ordered the suspect to levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that. >> reporter: there are still so many unanswered questions for this community. residents line up behind the barricades, some praying, others staring at the home that has become a symbol of the horror a little boy endured. the search for evidence in the home continued but what about the man who lived here? >> he looked quite the normal guy. he was quiet. didn't talk much. >> reporter: but authorities allege he is a killer. they say he's
on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victi
trillion in cuts. >>> the bribery scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, former executives are coming forward claiming murdoch's son misled parliament during his testimony when he claimed he was unaware of the scope of illegal activity and says there's e-mail evidence proving otherwise and british lawmakers are asking police to investigate. >>> finally, we told you earlier this week about gold prices going through the roof. well, it seems we prompted a new gold rush in california. investors are putting up $20 million to re-open a mine for gold in the same air athat saw the original california gold rush in the 1840s and estimate there's up to a billion dollars worth of gold still buried there and hope to pour their first bar of gold next summer. at $1,600 an ounce you canunder stand why they're hot for gold once again. lara? >> all right, guys. it is as hot here in central park as our pop heat index. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's in australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herds skills to try to gather a group o
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